Ports are limited, however, with the Lightning dock port found at the very bottom, sitting in between the 3.5mm headphone jack on the left side and speaker holes on the right.

The iPhone 6 is available in three colours, with silver, gold, and space grey.

The battery for the iPhone 6 is rated at 1810mAh.

Performance: what we love

There was a time when Apple didn’t believe in big phones, or “phablets” as we now call them. It was four years ago when the former head of Apple answered a question at a press conference to say “no one’s going to buy that,” in reference to phones so large your hands would have trouble wrapping around them.

My, how times have changed.

Since Steve Jobs said that four years ago, we’ve seen several generations of Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet, the occasional competitor, and the average flagship screen size jump from 4 to 4.5 to 4.8 to 5 inches, with the current sizes sitting between 5 and 5.5 inches for big phones that aren’t phablets.

Turns out Steve was wrong: people do want big phones.

That’s an issue Apple has had to come to grips with, and with the latest version of iPhone, hopes it is dealing with the complaint.

The result is the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, the former of which is being reviewed in this article. Both are big devices, with a 4.7 inch screen gracing the iPhone 6, and a bigger 5.5 inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus.

If these sound like too much, too bad, as this is the path Apple feels like it’s traversing, leaving the 4 inch compact 5S only in place as an entry level phone, and making the iPhone 6 start at 4.7 inches.

Bigger is better, we’re being led to believe, whether you like it or not.

Frankly, we wouldn’t be surprised to see if Apple changes its mind in the next generation or two, and with the iPhone 7, releases the iPhone 7 S, iPhone 7 M, iPhone 7L, and iPhone 7XL variants, as it would offer a few different phone sizes for a few different hands, but that’s a thought for another day, because right now, we have a phone to review.